From Runways to Revolution: The History of The Modelling Industry
In the glamorous world of fashion and entertainment, the art of modelling has captured our imaginations for decades. BMA Models, a leading agency in the industry, has played a pivotal role in shaping the history of modelling.
The Early Days: The roots of modelling can be traced back to ancient civilizations where individuals were chosen to showcase clothing designs and accessories. However, it was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that the modern concept of modelling emerged. With the rise of haute couture and fashion houses, models became integral to presenting the latest trends to discerning clients.
The Swinging Sixties: A New Era: The 1960s marked a turning point in the history of modelling. It was during this era that there was an exciting revolution in the industry. The rise of the British fashion scene, led by designers like Mary Quant and models like Twiggy, transformed the concept of beauty.
BMA Models UK: A Trailblazer in the Making: Founded in 1983, BMA Models UK quickly established itself as a pioneering force in the industry. Recognising the need for diversity and innovation, the agency set out to challenge the traditional beauty standards and redefine the concept of modelling. BMA Models became a platform for aspiring models to showcase their talents and break barriers.
The Supermodel Phenomenon: The 1980s and 1990s witnessed the emergence of supermodels—iconic figures who transcended the world of fashion and became cultural symbols. Names like Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Linda Evangelista graced runways and magazine covers, forever changing the perception of modelling. BMA Models actively participated in this era, representing some of the most renowned faces in the industry.
Diversification and Empowerment: As the 21st century unfolded, the modelling industry began to undergo a different form of transformation. BMA Models was at the forefront of this change, actively promoting diversity and empowering models of all backgrounds. Our agency embraced models of different ages, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities, ensuring that the industry represented the true mosaic of society.
The Digital Age – New Opportunities: With the advent of the internet and social media, the modelling landscape experienced a seismic shift. BMA Models recognized the power of digital platforms and has a huge number of key influencers in different industries on their books. We have also embraced the opportunities presented by online platforms, expanding our reach and connecting with a global audience.
Throughout our illustrious history, BMA Models has been a catalyst for change in the modelling industry. From challenging beauty standards to empowering underrepresented voices, our agency has continuously pushed boundaries and embraced diversity. As we move forward, BMA Models continues to redefine the industry, shaping a future where all forms of beauty are celebrated and represented.
We firmly believe that we are a ‘family’ as well as an UK modelling agency. If you would like to apply to join our family and become a successful model, please visit our website for more information.